Or is this some sort of “Big Foot” version of FiveFingers?
Update: Word is that the Cortina, little more than a prototype in the above photo, will likely not see the light of day. Maybe that is good thing! Either way, we’ll never know!
Update 2: At least a few pairs made it into production (and by a few, I mean probably less than a 100 but that’s a guess) and one fan reviewed the Cortina Vibram FiveFingers for BirthdayShoes!
A fan of the official fivefingers facebook page posted the above picture with the accompanying caption:
Which, translated from Spanish to English means, “my new winter fivefingers.” As the post was made by “Amanda,” I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that this is the new Vibram FiveFingers Cortina, described previously as:
For women, a midcut, fully [lined] winter boot
Based on a little process of elimination as well as trying to marry together disparate bits of intell, my best guess is that this is the Cortina and not some new fivefingers “Big Foot” model.
Bringing all the existing intelligence on the newest additions to the fivefingers family together and making some unconfirmed educated guesses, here is what we’ve got:
As for the “Moc” and “Performa,” both of which were mentioned in the FN blurb, my hunch is that the “Moc” was renamed the “Glove.” That leaves the Performa as a lingering unknown.
Here’s one wild guess, just as the Glove is like a kangaroo-leather, “pod”-soled version of the Classic, perhaps the Performa is similarly similar to the KSO. In other words, the Performa may be a kangaroo-leather, fully-covered VFF, not unlike the Trek, but without the extra padding and insulated suede.
Hopefully, we’ll know more soon. If you hear anything (or see anything), please let me know!
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